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schechner healthcare corner coming up. i don't know if jacki schechner is aware of. >> i sent you an e-mail ten minutes ago. >> i'll have to check that. >> stephanie: she has an important point. we have a healthcare cost problem and you'll explain what that means. >> yes, i'll have to run to my computer at the other side of the news plex center. >> stephanie: that's how you stay in such extraordinary shape. >> running back and forth. >> stephanie: jim pictures you running in heels like in a horror movie. >> screaming wildly and nothing behind me. >> stephanie: in your negligee. >> that's what's underneath this. [ laughter ] i just put this on for camera. i sit around in my underwear otherwise. >> stephanie: here she is in her news suit, jacki schechner in the current news center. >> we have a dress code here called clothing. democratic senators chuck schumer, stabenow, beg et are holding a press conference about an hour from now to ask house republicans to allow a vote on the middle class tax cut act whic
of president obama's healthcare reform. we'll look at what this means as washington begins to put the law into effect. time is running out for a girl whose mother took her out of this arizona hospital. the latest on the search for this 11-year-old girl, this 11-year-old leukemia patient who is urgently in need of medical care. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. d bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. jon: just into the fox newsroom, take a look at this. bam, and there goes part of a 54--year-old bridge that spans the missouri river in the st. louis area it's called the blanchett bridge. that is i70 that crosses the river, one of the major east east-west spans. it's gone now. traffic on i70 had to be divert
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. there is no doubt we have to bring down medicare health-care cost growth. the difference is that we believe we should expand on the kind of reforms that we made in the affordable care act, where we achieved billion about $716 billion in savings, not simply by across the board provider cuts, but by changing the incentive structure, the way we pay providers so we focus on the value of care, not the volume of care. i think it is ironic that we have gone in the last four weeks from many of our republican colleagues criticizing the president for having done too much in savings on medicare, $716 billion -- their presidential candidate proposed putting that money back in, in other words adding $716 billion back into the cost of medicare, to complaining the president does not want to do enough. >> who was that presidential candidate? anyone remember? >> i do not want to relitigate the campaign, but it is an important point, i think, which is he proposed that we put the $716 billion net cost back into medicare, which would have shorten the life of the trust fund by eight years. now, the president's bud
: that was an additional surtax. it was a way to pay for parts of the healthcare law. they will see the top rates a bump of 3.8% come january 1. that seems unlikely to be changed as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. you'll still see that surtax on top of that. host: this from twitter. guest: i leave that as it is. host: is that how much it could go up? guest: yes. host: currently it is 35%. go ahead, mark. caller: the previous caller mentioned capital gains -- the recent point about the medicare surcharge to pay for the affordable care act. if he thought it could be a solution to kill both of those birds with one stone. guest: i'm not a health-care expert. host: no problem. we have this from twitter. guest: i believe that is the case. tom in california, go ahead. caller: i have several issues with the estate tax. i am a farmer if it comes back to the normal 1 million exemptions. we work together to build this estate. it wasn't just my parents but it is in my parents' name. i have to pay tax to something i have contributed to. host: help people understand how farmers fall into this estate tax? how i
anyone's status to part-time and offer all workers access to the same healthcare plan. >> a problem with that is those health plans are sometimes not affordable to hourly workers. sometimes those plans are too expensive for people to contribute to. and in the affordable care act there is a provision that says if the company does provide health insurance that is more than i think 9.5% of your salary, you can do the exchange. and if the worker has to go out and do the exchange because if the group happens to not be providing affordable insurance for everybody, not just its higher-paid employees, that has to contribute to the exchange as well. if garden offers a plan that is really good for a management ceo but not the hourly worker and the worker says i want to go to though exchange instead. >> stephanie: you thought of everything for that affordable care act, jacki schechner. god bless you. >> not me personally. but the idea is if you are going to push somebody out into the marketplace, why should you not contribute to that. >> stephanie: right. they have olive
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